Letters from Santa Scrapbook Layout

Good morning everyone.

Elaine here again bringing you a layout using the beautiful, traditional Letters From Santa newly released collection.

imageTo create this page I used the Poinsettia Garland sheet as my base and cut it down to a piece 11″ x 11″. I kept the 1″ strip for use later. I then mounted it on to a piece of gutted Be Merry paper. I then punched two sections along the edge of the first paper.

imageI then took a 6″ square of the Holly and Berries paper and mounted it centrally with the 1″ strip of the Poinsettia Garland paper that we saved earlier across the middle. I inked all the sections with the Vintage ink pad.

I then took a piece of Moss Weave Kaisercard and mounted all the photos. These were placed centrally and a further two at angles as shown. I then took the Holly embossing folder and used a section of the Moss Weave card and embossed it, cutting it into triangles to make the bunting that I then added to the top of the page. I followed the line of the printed garland with Cherry Red Cord and added the embossed triangles. I also inked the edges with the same Vintage ink pad. As a final flourish to the bunting I used a pen from the Kaisercolour Gel Pens to highlight some of the raised elements and added some Lippy Red Rhinestones in between each flag.

imageFor the cluster in the top right hand corner I used collectables from the Letters from Santa Collectables Pack and the Poinsettia Decorative Die for the large flower and leaves. I also used the gel pens to again highlight some of the raised features.

imageI used Deep Yellow Rhinestones for the centre of the Poinsettias at the top and bottom corners and I added a flourish of the Red Hemp Cord in the top cluster.

imageI finished with some more red rhinestones as berries on some the holly and a journalling tag from the collectables pack.

imageI loved looking back on my photos from last year to create this layout and this fabulous collection really did them justice. I look forward to seeing your layouts too.




Factory 42 Scrapbook layout

Hello again,

IMG_0955 (1)Elaine here bringing you a layout I enjoyed creating using the new Factory 42 collection. This is a wonderful collection for heritage layouts and I have chosen to make one featuring my Dad as there are several expressions relating to Fathers out there.

Firstly I  took a sheet of the Metal Gears paper and used the reverse for the background. I then took the Automated Sheet and I cut two full 12″ strips of the front side (the cogs and pipes) and put to one side to use later. I then cut a large piece from the remainder of the sheet and cut it to 5″ x 10″ long. I then took the Assembly Line paper and cut a piece 10″ x 4″.

IMG_1070I then inked the edges using a Kaisercraft  Vintage Ink Pad and centrally mounted them on the Metal Gears paper and cut the expression from the Workshop 42 paper that I wanted to use and put to one side. With the remainder of the sheet of Workshop 42, I cut a large panel and mounted it over the two pieces of joined paper after first punching the top and bottom of the paper.

I then took the two strips of paper I had cut earlier and inked them using the same Vintage Ink Pad and mounted them over the join of the Automated sheet and the Assembly Line sheet. I used the full 12″ strips over  Metal Gear Paper.

Using Mounting Foam Tape I added three photos, one at the top, one to the top left of the double strip and one in a central position slightly overlapping the second photo. I then took several gears, pulleys and cogs from the Factory 42 collectables pack  and tucked them beneath the photos. I then die cut some more cogs using the Decorative Die Mini Cogs and gave some of the the rust patina effect I described HERE in my first September Blog Post and finished it off with a tiny tag which I managed some journalling on and a few bronze sequins from my stash.

IMG_1073 IMG_1071I hope this gives you some inspiration to try some of my techniques this month and look forward to seeing you back here again soon.